remote access Trojan

NanoCore’s author didn’t hack anyone, but he was imprisoned anyway

33 months in prison for man found guilty of aiding and abetting online criminals by creating and selling the NanoCore RAT.

Beware! That bogus tax-related email could be hiding the NanoCore trojan

Researchers have spotted an ongoing tax-themed malicious email campaign that is delivering the NanoCore remote access trojan (RAT) as its malware payload.

David Bisson reports.

Java-based trojan has infected close to 450,000 victims since 2013

Security researchers have spotted an “unusual” cross-platform Java-based remote access trojan (RAT) that is believed to have infected 443,000 victims between 2013 and 2016.

David Bisson reports.

GlassRAT linked to earlier geopolitical malware campaigns

Security researchers at RSA have discovered that the GlassRAT malware might have been using the same command and control infrastructure that attacked the Philippines military and Mongolian government earlier this decade.

David Bisson reports.

Fake terror alert emails spread malware

Researchers have uncovered malicious emails that are spoofing terror alerts from law enforcement agencies in order to trick users into downloading the Jsocket remote access trojan.

David Bisson reports.

KilerRat spying software takes njrat to the next level

A new remote access trojan (RAT) called ‘KilerRat’ has built upon the capabilities of njrat to become a feature-rich, sophisticated spying tool.

But perhaps what is most peculiar, is that KilerRat appears to point to the author’s Facebook page from its About box.

David Bisson reports.